undergraduate thesis
The faith of the women in the novel "Olivia’s Garden"

Marina Roso (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za germanistiku
Metadata
TitleFrauenschicksale in Alida Bremers Generationenroman Olivas Garten
AuthorMarina Roso
Mentor(s)Goran Lovrić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
In dieser Abschlussarbeit mit dem Titel „Frauenschicksale in Alida Bremers Generationenroman Olivas Garten“ werden Schicksale der Frauen einer dalmatinischen Familie aus dem kleinen Ort Vodice dargestellt. Der Roman Olivas Garten ist ein Familienroman und Generationenroman. Den Familienroman kann man als Sammelbegriff für Romane (historischer Roman, Kriminalroman, Gesellschaftsroman) bezeichnen und der Generationenroman deckt die Familiengeschichte von mindestens drei Generationen. In dieser Arbeit kann man auch die Art des Lebens, genauso wie die Persönlichkeiten jeder der Frauen erfahren. Jede von ihnen (Ururgroßmutter Ana, Urgroßmutter Paulina, Großmutter Oliva, Mutter Flora und Erzählerin Alida) repräsentiert eine besondere Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts (von den ersten Weltkrieg bis den Anfang des 21. Jahrhundert). Derzeit hat die Familie viele tragische Umfälle erlebt, aber dank der weiblichen Mitglieder hat sie das überlebt und ihre Tradition aufbewahrt. Oliva ist die zentrale Figur, denn sie steht in der Mitte der fünf Familiengenerationen. Sie ist die Hauptfigur, obwohl sie nichts Besonderes getan hat, womit sie sich unter den anderen Frauen auszeichnen könnte. Andere Mitglieder der Familie sind starke Frauen, aber Oliva ist nicht so wie sie. Olivas Leben war schwer und depressiv. Nach dem Konzentrationslager verbrachte sie die meiste Zeit still legend im Bett oder auf der Ottomane. Oliva wollte, dass ihre Enkelin ihren Olivenhain erbt und am Ende hat sich Alida entschieden ihn zu erben und so ein Teil der Familiengeschichte aufzubewahren, während das Familienhaus, das die Familie darstellt, ein ungewisses Schicksal erwartet. Die Erzählerin hat viel über die Geschichte ihrer Familie während des 20. Jahrhundert erfahren und auf diese Wiese hat sie ihr ein Denkmal gesetzt.
Keywordsthe faith of the women family novel saga family World War II Alida Bremer olive garden
Parallel title (English)The faith of the women in the novel "Olivia’s Garden"
Parallel title (Croatian)Sudbina žena u generacijskom romanu "Olivino naslijeđe" Alide Bremer
Committee MembersMarijana Jeleč (committee chairperson)
Goran Lovrić (committee member)
Slavija Kabić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za germanistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
German Studies
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeGerman Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. germ.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language German
Defense date2016-09-29
Parallel abstract (English)
This bachelor thesis under the title “The faith of the women in the novel Olivia’s Garden” („Frauenschicksale in Alida Bremers Generationenroman Olivas Garten“) shows the faith of the women of a Dalmatian family from Vodice. Olivia’s Garden is a family novel and saga. The family novel can be defined as a summary of different novel genders (as for example: history novel, detective story, social novel) and a saga involves the history of one family, and minimum tree generations. This bachelor thesis shows how the women lived in certain periods of the 20th century and their different personalities. Each of them (Ana, Paulina, Oliva, Flora and Alida) represent a period of the 20th century, from the World War I till the 21st century. During that time the family has suffered many tragedies, but thanks to her female members it has survived and preserved their tradition. Oliva is the central character because she is in the middle of the five generations. She is the main character, even though she didn’t do anything remarkable that would make her more special then her other family members. The other members are strong women, but she isn’t like them. Her life was hard and depressed, after the return from the concentration camp she spends most of her days just quietly lying in her bed. Oliva wanted to pass down her olive garden to her beloved grand daughter Alida and at the end Alida decided to inherit it, to save that one small part of the family history, while the faith of the family house, which represents their whole family, stays uncertain. Alida found out a lot about the history of the family during the 20th century and in this way she made them a memorial.
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
U ovom završnom radu naslovljenim „Sudbina žena u generacijskom romanu Olivino naslijeđe Alide Bremer“ („Frauenschicksale in Alida Bremers Generationenroman Olivas Garten“) prikazuju su sudbine žena jedne dalmatinske obitelji iz malog mjesta Vodice. Olivino nasljeđe je obiteljski i generacijski roman. Obiteljski roman može se definirati kao skup različitih žanrova romana (povijesni roman, kriminalistički roman, društveni roman), dok generacijski roman obuhvaća povijest jedne obitelji kroz barem tri generacije. U radu se prikazuje i kako se živjelo u to doba, kao i osobnosti svake pojedine žene te obitelji. Svaka od njih tj. šukunbaka Ana, prabaka Paulina, baka Oliva, majka Flora i pripovjedačica Alida predstavlja pojedini period 20. stoljeća, počevši od I. Svjetskog rata pa sve do početka 21. st. Za to vrijeme obitelj je proživjela brojne tragedije, ali je upravo zahvaljujući ženskim članovima uspjela preživjeti i očuvati svoju tradiciju. Oliva je središnji lik jer se nalazi u sredini prikazanih pet generacija. Ona je glavni lik iako nije napravila ništa posebno čime bi se isticala za razliku od drugih članova obitelji. Druge članice obitelji su jake žene, ali Oliva nije poput njih. Njen život je bio težak i depresivan, a nakon povratka iz koncentracijskog logora svoj život provodi većinom tiho i ležeći na kauču ili u krevetu. Oliva je htjela da njezina unučica Alida naslijedi njezin maslinik i na kraju se Alida odlučila naslijediti ga i tako sačuvati dio obiteljske povijesti, dok obiteljsku kuću koja predstavlja obitelj u cjelini čeka neizvjesna sudbina. Pripovjedačica je istodobno doznala puno o prošlosti svoje obitelji tijekom 20. stoljeća i na ovaj način joj je postavila spomenik.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Frauenschicksale Familienroman Generationenroman Familie Zweiter Weltkrieg Alida Bremer Olivenhain sudbina žena obiteljski roman generacijski roman obitelj Drugi svjetski rat Alida Bremer maslenik
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Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:419206
CommitterMarta Unković